|THE RARE PLANTS GARDEN - s/t [12rec.064] - THE RARE PLANTS GARDEN|
Russian duo THE RARE PLANTS GARDEN is beatmaker 813 and Nienvox, two fellows that made a good list of solo and cooperative appearances via Bump Foot, Dusted Wax Kingdom, 813âs own Pop Errors Gallery, and just recently Error Broadcast and Project Mooncircle. From this genealogy one might expect THE RARE PLANTS GARDEN to sound just like the other Russian duo here at 12rec., 2010âs high-flyer Monokle & Galun...
Keywords: folk; free; left-field; pop; Berlin
Downloads: 2,813 (3 reviews)
|Giraffe - There Is No Devil [12rec.063] - James Gardner|
Downloads: 17,364 (3 reviews)
|Monokle & Galun - In Frame [12rec.062] - MONOKLE & GALUN|
The first time I had been in contact with Russian producer Vladislav Kudryavtsev was when he asked me to release the MONOKLE debut LP "TESAURUS" with 12rec. Although all the quality was there I did not feel it suiting the label sound too good. Fortunately, the album found a proper home with ideology.de early in 2009. When it turned 2010 Vlad was in contact again, this time pulling a collaboration LP with vocalist GALUN out of the magic hat...
Keywords: 12rec; Monokle&Galun; electronic; free; hip hop; magic; pop; postrock
Downloads: 3,447 (2 reviews)
|Milhaven - Milhaven [12rec.061]|
German Postrockers Milhaven, nobody can deny it, are part of the intimate circle of artists that are closely related to 12rec. We published their first two albums, but now we are happy to pass the flame. Albeit, we keep on hand to the torch - their new album, entitled "Milhaven", recorded at the infamous BluBox studios by Guido Lucas, is on purchase in a high-quality book sleeve via Valeot Records...
Keywords: milhaven; postrock; instrumental; guitar; 12rec; valeot
|Crepusculum - Sing on in Silhouettes [12rec060] - Fred Baty|
Keywords: Crepusculum; Fred Baty; Acoustic; Instrumental; Guitar; Folk
Downloads: 47,874 (2 reviews)
|Derrick Hart - Songs From A Cross (The Sea) [12rec.059] - Derrick Hart|
Following Nic Bommarito's "Harp Fragments", this is part II of our "America, the beautiful" series. I am following the enigmatic Derrick Hart for quite a while now. Equally rooted in the chromatics of US-American Folklore and off-key Pop music, Hart is blessed with a wonderful voice and musical talent that makes his compositions shine like nothing else I heard in a while. His four track "Songs from a cross (the sea)" EP is probably the shortest 12rec...
Keywords: Derrick Hart; 12rec; 12rec.net; Indie; Pop; Folk; Singer Songwriter
Downloads: 16,733 (2 reviews)
|Nic Bommarito - Harp Fragments [12rec.058] - Nic Bommarito|
For his new LP "Harp Fragments", Nic decided to hook up with us again. What luck! A lot changed since "Taciturn" and then again everything is the same. You have the dreamy melodies, the bitter-sweet melancholia, that specific Bommarito-feel of being lost in cinescope beauty. While Nic Bommarito is still a loner (despite assistance from his buddy Michael Connolly on viola and harp), the sound on his new album is much more that of a band, a rock band even more...
Keywords: Nic Bommarito; 12rec; 12rec.net; Postrock; Folk, Instrumental
|Nicolas Bernier + Simon Trottier - ... et retrouvé en fôret [12rec.057] - Nicolas Bernier + Simon Trottier|
Do these guys need an introduction? Nicolas Bernier and Simon Trottier are two magnificent artists from Montreal, Canada. The former is rooted in academic electronic music and runs the ekumen platform. The later is a Folk-influenced guitarist, one half of Ferriswheel you know from our compilation. Bernier + Trottier released their first record with us back in 2007 which soon became a favourite to both fans and critics...
Keywords: bernier; trottier; electroacoustic; folk; canada; 12rec; netlabel
|Klotzsch & Krey - Through All These Years Of Trying To Belong [12rec.056] - Emil Klotzsch & Ruediger Krey|
Emil Klotzsch has a couple of releases online, all of which are published by wonderful Netlabels including Autoplate, One and Zymogen. We are extremely happy to welcome Emil Klotzsch and Ruediger Krey with a new EP , exclusively released as MP3 download and DVD purchase. "Through All These Years" was captured to battery-driven HD recorders deep in the woods of the Eifel region, a low mountain range South-west of Cologne...
Keywords: klotzsch; krey; emil klotzsch; 12rec; 12rec.net; electronic; fielrecording; piano; bass clarinett
|Portabot - There Must Be a Sunrise in Every Ending [12rec.055] - César Pesquera|
Portabot is a Spain-born graphic designer, director and musician who lives and works in London and Barcelona. He is co-founder of UK ESP media laboratory Actop and related to London's D-Fuse VJ crew. His engagement for fresh audio-visual talents involves artdirection for Rojo Magazine and its associated projects. His experimental short film Passer/8 made up load of praise all over Europe. All these laurels ain't enough, César Pesquera released an successful album under the name of "Shudo" back ...
Keywords: Portabot; 12rec; 12rec.net; César Pesquera; Guitar; Electronic; microloop; video
|The Sleeping Tree - Leaves and Roots [12rec.054] - Giulio Frausin|
The Sleeping Tree is Giulio Frausin from Italy. In the Spring of 2008, Filippo Aldovini of Zymogen Netlabel recommended this decent guy to us. We got in for a chat, failed to meet in Düsseldorf but agreed on a release somewhat later the year. Giulio's blueprint of low-key Pop- and Folk music was absorbing from the first seconds of his heart rendering "Love is an Eternal Lie" hit single, online as a demo version at myspace back then...
Keywords: The Sleeping Tree; Songwriter; Folk; Indiepop; Guitar; Giulio Frausin; 12rec; 12rec.net
|Ian Hawgood - Enfants Ruraux [12rec.053] - Ian Hawgood|
Ian Hawgood, international man of mystery. Mr. Hawgood is a hard-working musician, with an impressive oeuvre spread over a dozen of quality record labels. While his Koen Park moniker is about IDM- and Hip Hop influenced Electronica, the music he publishes under his civil name can roughly be classified as Ambient, Drone and Noise. His "The Fires Will Die At Night" at Resting Bell Netlabel is legend already...
Keywords: Ian Hawgood; 12rec; 12rec.net; Ambient; Analog; Fieldrecording
Downloads: 4,410 (5 reviews)
|Plaistow - Do You Feel Lucky? - Bourquenez, Ortis, Bondi|
Formed during spring 2007 in Geneva by Johann Bourquenez (p) and Raphaël Ortis (b) and Cyril Bondi (dr) of Diatribes-fame, Plaistow released a first EP on the Swiss Insubordinations Netlabel in September 2007. Their most recent record "Do You Feel Lucky" is our 52. release. The three members met through various Netaudio- and improv music networks, like eDogm and Audioactivity. The band name comes from a Squarepusher's track, “Plaistow Flex Out”, and the piano/ bass/ drums formation is a Jaz...
Keywords: Plaistow; Johann Bourquenez; Raphaël Ortis; Cyril Bondi; 12rec; 12rec.net; Jazz; Trio; Improvisation
|Various Artists - Through the Mirror: adcBicycle Revisioned [12rec.051] - Matt Chisholm & others|
adcBicycle is Matt Chisholm from Ottawa, Canada. Matt had an EP on Kikapu (RIP) back in 2006 which was on heavy rotation in my player. After finishing his new album one year later, Matt decided not to release it. He got in contact with a bunch of artists he is friends with or fan of, asking them to revisionize his tunes. We are proud to publish this versatile compilation album of boundless and blissful Pop music!
Keywords: adcBicycle; Matt Chisholm; 12rec; 12rec.net; electronic; glitchpop; remix
Downloads: 8,012 (2 reviews)
|V.A. - So Much Achieved. So Much Left To Do. - 12rec.net|
Welcome to 12rec.050! For our 50th release, we decided to go for a compilation. All exclusive. All free. All for you. We drummed up the whole bunch and asked them to deliver the best they have. They did. Seventeen chosen songs from recent and future 12rec. artists. You can download the compilation for free. You should do so! But if you really really want to support 12rec. and our artists, make sure to take a look at the fine digipak CD we got done.
Keywords: 12rec; 12rec.net; compilation; 050; discoversary; sampler
Downloads: 4,791 (3 reviews)
|Hermelin - Hermelin [12rec.049] - Hermelin|
As 12rec. will celebrate it's fourth birthday this year, approximately four generations of musicians released their works with us. Hermelin, this wonderful Rock band from Hanover, Germany, came across your way as a 2nd wave 12rec. act. Remember their Split LP with Cologne Noiserockers Junique Fois Pi? It's the kids, hell yeah. In 2008, Hermelin show up with their full-length debut album. We're happy to support the band and bring forth their new album for free download and CD purchase...
Keywords: Hermelin; 12rec; Postrock; Indierock; Rock; Guitar
Downloads: 9,540 (3 reviews)
|[12rec.048] Automassage - Ambience EP - Automassage|
Looking for organic Ambient music, Neuf Meuf's "It's Cold In Space", released back in 2006 as a cooperation project with Serein Netlabel, is one of the finest records you can get. Short after, Neuf Meuf aka Rok Vrbancic told me about the new band project he just joined: Automassage. Vrbancic teamed up with his Slovenian buddy Samo Ismajlovic and Gottfried Krienzer from Graz (active in Code Inconnu and under the name of Kauders)...
Keywords: Automassage 12rec. guitar noiserock
Downloads: 1,545 (1 review)
|Muhr - Anthèmes pour les Regrets [12rec.047] - Muhr|
Not only a musician for approximately ten years now, Vincent Fugère a.k.a. “Muhr” was around when the whole Netaudio thing initially kicked off. As he reports in a recent interview for Phlow Magazine, microscopic social networks, chipmusic and a Babylonian mishmash of different file types where the primordial soup for the Netaudio scene to emerge from. Actually, Vince is the face behind the respectable Camomille Netlabel and Apegenine recordlabel...
Keywords: muhr; 12rec; ambient
Downloads: 5,937 (1 review)
|David Schweighart - Thanks For Listening To This Record Which Made My Hours Pass So Quickly [12rec.046] - David Schweighart|
How long has David Schweighart been around before we first came up with the idea of giving his widespread songs a proper long play release? And then, after a gracious weekend in Dresden, how long did it take to compile, master, design and communicate this precious gem of a an album? Feels like years. With his enormously entitled "Thanks For Listening To This Record Which Made My Hours Pass So Quickly" solo album, David Schweighart enters the stage as one of Vienna's most talented musicians...
Keywords: david scweighart; 12rec; moedling; austria; indie; avatgarde; folk; adult pop
|Protestant Work Ethic - Turned, and Turning EP - Simon Usaty|
Protestant Work Ethic is Simon Usaty. Simon is songwriter and one quarter of KES (alongside Bernard Bauch ),eventually Vienna's finest alternative Rock- and Country-outfit and long-time inside tip (listen to "Nordwaggon" on 12rec.032). According to the name of his solo-project, Simon stripped of every superfluous knick-knack, focussing on a few acoustic instruments and his juvenile voice. But as a /protestant work ethic/ might imply a success-orientated, rather rational concept for life, Simon d...
Keywords: Protestant Work Ethic; Folk; Indiepop; Alt Country; Singer Songwriter; Acoustic; 12rec
Downloads: 11,317 (2 reviews)
|Slon - Jelenka EP [12rec.044] - Slon|
If you been around with us for a while you probably know about our good connections to the exciting Vienna underground. All these creative kids, assorted around the enigmatic Tupolev, writing and recording music between all genres and conventions. Young at age, but wise concerning their musical knowledge. In Fall 2007 we're off with three new releases from Mödling, Vienna. Opening act: Slon. Slon (Russian for elephant) are a new act to the scene...
Keywords: mödling; postrock; 12rec; guitar; instrumental; band
Downloads: 1,843 (1 review)
|Bernier & Trottier - Objet abandonne en Mer [12rec.42] - Nicolas Bernier, Simon Trottier|
I got in contact with Canadian Nicolas Bernier when I wrote a review for his recent solo-release "Ailet l'eau faille by" at No Type-Netlabel. He ordered a bunch of CDrs and after some email chatting, he told me about a special project he's been working on. Nicolas teamed up with Montreal Folk- and improvisational guitarist Simon Trottier for some kind of a concept EP dealing 'bout a stranded objet abandonne...
Keywords: bernier; trottier; 12rec; glitch; folk; guitar; laptop; improv; canadian; no type; 12rec.net
Downloads: 4,474 (3 reviews)
|Astrowind - Into Vernadsky EP [12rec.041] - Tulo / Bukimi|
Kriipis Tulo and Mahi Bukimi form the duo Astrowind. Travelling the rusty railroad between Riga and the white shores of the Baltic Sea, they met in 2003 to perform a few live improvisations on old Soviet synthesizers. Things did seem to work out and Astrowind decided to go ahead with their cinematic music. I got in contact with Tulo and Bukimi for my review of their debut EP "The Night the Stars Flew" which has been released at the Russian ElectroSound-Netlabel...
Keywords: Astrowind; Into Vernadsky; Paleopsychedelic Ambient; Ambient; Electronic; Synth; 12rec; 12rec.net
Downloads: 3,270 (1 review)
|herzog - ocean! be our blanket [12rec.039] - Bill Bawden|
I recognized young Herzog a bit later than I could have. Being an important part of the Welsh Serein-collective, he contributed a wonderful piece of electro-acoustic ambient for the second label compilation OIO which, in a whole, was enjoyed a lot at the 12rec. world headquarter. We got the Crepusculum EP in the pipe and planned to add a remix to give Fred Batys' folklore music a decent electric twist...
Keywords: herzog; Bill Bawden; 12rec; 12rec.net; electronic; electroacoustic; ambient
Downloads: 25,494 (1 review)
|Rob Hunter - EP [12rec.038] - Rob Hunter|
Rob Hunter is a young fellow from the city of Bristol in South West England. He studies illustration (he did the artwork) and spends his time putting together tiny animation videos and making music. "I use whatever instruments i can get to make a sound, and layer it all up", as his myspace-account tells us. He released a cassette at UK Tapeclub Records before he joined the 12rec-family in late 2006...
Keywords: Rob Hunter; glitchpop; pop; funk; cut up; beats; guitar; synth; sample; 12rec; 12rec.net
Downloads: 8,663 (3 reviews)
|Nic Bommarito - Taciturn [12rec.037] - Nic Bommarito|
Nic Bommarito comes off like the all-American college boy. He's from a small city in the near distance to Detroit, Michigan. He studied philosophy in Ann Harbor and changed to Albuquerque, New Mexico to expand his Sanskrit-studies. This trip took him across 2/3 of the US, but the next relocation was even more thoroughgoing . In 2006, Nic moved to Lhasa in Tibet, Republic of China. Nic is the unresting type...
Keywords: Nic Bommarito; 12rec; 12rec.net; Instrumental,Guitar,Shoegaze; Indie; Electronic; Atmospheric; Introspective; Dreampop
Downloads: 32,149 (3 reviews)
|Crepusculum - Sky Diaries EP [12rec.036] - Fred Baty|
The young lad behind the Crepusculum-moniker is Fred Baty from London. 'Crepusculum' is latin for sundown and suits the music of our December-release perfectly: the day is done, you're creeping home to take a rest, to chat with the ones you love, to do what life REALLY is about. This ambience of being-at-home is a also a fairly good Christmas-motive, so maybe the best time to enjoy Fred's Sky Diaries EP is now.....
Keywords: Crepusculum; Fred Baty; Guitar; Acoustic; Instrumental; Folk; Melodic; Herzog; 12rec; 12rec.036
Downloads: 40,939 (6 reviews)
|Milhaven - I.M. Wagner EP [12rec.035] - Milhaven|
Milhaven are a postrock-band from Bochum we discovered two years ago. Sven Swift recorded and produced their first album and this brand new EP. The story so far... After the release of Bars Closing Down in the early days of 12rec, Milhaven soon became one of our most downloaded artists. In the Winter of 2006, nearly one year ago, we met in their old, dirt-laden rehearsal room and started to record new songs...
Keywords: Milhaven; 12rec; I.M. Wagner; Postrock; Instrumental; Guitar; Beauty
Downloads: 26,921 (3 reviews)
|[12rec.034] Raflesia - Logenplatz im Pantheon - Raflesia|
Hip Hop came a long way since it left the shady backyards of New York City. This Genre is a chameleon and all the differences between the diversified schools of Hip Hop make it difficult to distinguish good from bad. Pure underground exists next to bling-bling mainstream-rap, MCs preaching hate & love in one single track and your up-to-date indierock boyfriend thinks that 'it's just sampled...'. Well, all of this is true...
Keywords: 12rec; Raflesia; Rap; HipHop; Beats; German; Lyrics
Downloads: 22,907 (2 reviews)
|[12rec.033] Heezen - Secret Speech - Raül Fuentes|
Heezen is Raül Fuentes. He's a non-musician from the city of Castello in the east of Spain. As he told me, Eno was a non-musician. Satie also didn't study it. Raül extracts the technique of sampling old vinyl-records from hip hop and combines it with minimal synthesizer- and guitar-loops, a lot of bizarre found-sounds, fragments of vocals and a few drops of psychedelica. there's some kind of strange musique concrète-atmosphere in his tracks that makes me think of late 60's avantgarde films an...
Keywords: 12rec; Heezen; Electronic; Elektronika; Laptop
Downloads: 15,186 (2 reviews)
|[12rec.032] VA - Moreover Moedling - VA|
Lower Austria Independent Music (...) An adventurous mindset is about the only thing the bands on this record have in common. They draw their influences and ideas from a diverse array of areas that range from the serious to the absurd and from the pragmatic to the highly complex. From an outside point of view the various parts of this compilation may seem like a concise and tightly woven section of a tiny fraction of all the music on this planet, but diving into the contents offered herein, you'...
Keywords: 12rec; Mödling; Moedling; Austria; Indie; Independent; Avantgarde; Bernhard Bauch; Alexandr Vatagin; Djang Destructivo; The Clonious; KES; Kleines Einmannsportsegelboot; Peter Holy; David Schweighart; Lukas Scholler; Applicator 120; Ippolit; Tupolev
Downloads: 15,763 (1 review)
|Junique Fois Pi / Hermelin - Split [12rec.030] - Junique Fois Pi / Hermelin|
did you ever wonder what these kids are doing in their free time? you watch them talking to each other in the tube, realize their worn out shoes and shirts with names you never heard of, hair too long and dirty to suit any future mother-in-law. the one small group, four young lads from hanover in germany, call themselves after an elegant little beast of prey former kings made their coats from- hermelin (ermine)...
Keywords: postrock; noiserock; instrumental; avantgarde; rock; indie; hermelin; junique fois pi; 12rec
Downloads: 16,008 (2 reviews)
|El Senor Ciuf Ciuf - As Seen From Above [12rec.029] - oliviero farneti|
i got an email from our dear friend stephane obadia. he told me about this guy from italy that calls himself after the sound of a steam train, ciuf ciuf, got it? steph was very excited bout his music and so are we. just check the first song i feel like a clean blackboard: along with his mates matteo mohorovicich at sax & clarinet and daniele dalla pellegrina at trumpet, oliviero farneti creates a surprisingly catchy and slightly surrealistic pop-song that knows about dance-music, lo-fi indierock...
Keywords: 12rec; el senor ciuf ciuf; pop; indie; dancepop; electronic
Downloads: 18,954 (2 reviews)
|Daniel Maze - Treehugger [12rec.028] - Daniel Maze|
there are different approaches to noise in electronic music. technically, noise is described as an equal amount of output in all present frequencies ('white noise') and sounds pretty boring. people tend to mix their original signals with fragments of noise to get a more individual, maybe more haptical sound; on the other hand, a lot of strictly experimental music uses noise as the main source of audio, shifted in frequency and amplitude, fed back to the machines or distorted and delayed...
Keywords: 12rec; daniel maze; electronic; laptop; dance; soundscapes
Downloads: 11,382 (2 reviews)
|jasmin - EP02 [12rec.027] - jasmin|
does complex music necessarily have to sound complicated? jasmin are back with four more songs to find out about. like on cecil taylor's 'unit structures' it is not about naming every note or every odd meter. it is more about the beauty that lies beyond. taylor mixes modern classical music, bebop and free jazz. jasmin add portions of rock and pop. the three chaps from munich present their second EP on 12rec in another exclusive collaboration with rotesonne records...
Keywords: Jasmin; EP02; 12rec; Postrock; Instrumental Rock; Video
Downloads: 9,552 (5 reviews)
|Giraffe - Giraffe LP [12rec.026] - James Gardner|
newport, 40 years ago. this is what the folkies must have felt like: they came to see their idol, they came to see the saviour. when bob finally entered the stage, the first thing he did was pluggin' in his guitar and let his fans taste the new 'electric dylan'. folks gone mad, booing and whisteling. once more, the artist was ahead of his followers, and critics nowadays praise the bob dylan songs with his guitar amplified and overdriven more than his folk music tunes...
Downloads: 82,028 (6 reviews)
|Und Morgen, Der Asphalt - Kesselring, Holy, Vatagin|
kesselring's german vocals are the most important element in the und morgen, der asphalt-songs. the music is build around them, harmonically and structural. you can hear influences from 80's avantgarde-pop and independent-music; kesselring is not trying to sing most beautiful but lets the expression follow the content of his lyrics; you have to acclimatise because it sounds different from the music you use to know! maybe it's more easy if you can understand his surrealistic, dark and bloomy lyri...
|Skism - Skism EP [12rec.024] - David Grogan|
have you seen this short mobile-phone commercials a few month ago? you can watch a cool beauty folding her apartment and interior together, putting it all in her cute hand-bag. do you remember the soundtrack? i was confused finding more or less-known american bleep hop-kid dabrye set the music to an attvertisment-clip, and i was curious if skism couldnt have done as good as him. in fact hes good at melodies, his beats are as tight as playful, and david brings it all together in pretty firm songs...
Keywords: Electronica; Instrumental Hip-Hop
|Zeugwart Hallbauer - Koelner Sommer [12rec.020] - Zeugwart Hallbauer|
zeugwart hallbauer like to use reverb. many sounds seem to circulate in a far distance, diving in and out of the listenerÂs ear. and they create a lot of room for these sounds, still there are always walls somewhere to stop the sounds from floating into total oblivion. did somebody say these guys were playing electronica? their music is sort of loop based, two or three main rhythmic motives and a line to carry the melody...
Keywords: Jasmin; Rotesonne Records; Electronic
Downloads: 8,110 (2 reviews)
|VA - Keepin´ It Real In 2005 [12rec.021] - VA|
after nearly one year of 12rec-music, we would like to say *thank you* to everybody that supported us, said hello or just grabed the MP3s. we're happy to be here. this online-sampler contains loads of exclusive material we compiled from the secret 12rec-archives. just scroll down for the individual download. additionally, we added sort of a DJ-mix of this sampler to the open audio archive. get the sven swift mix if you like it better this way...
|Rob Steady - Ask No Lies [12rec.019] - Stephane Obadia|
when you go through the reviews stèphane received for his obadia-release with ADIM, you'll find critics being confused about how to judge his music. is it danceable, does it move my butt? might stèph even be innit for popmusic as you can always find a moment of melody to stick to? or are there more academical reasons, something about recycling, glitch-asthetics and stuff? thing is, as we here at 12rec believe, stéphane prefers fooling around with genres...
Downloads: 28,033 (1 review)
|Sichtbeton - 3bit Pankow EP [12rec.018] - Sichtbeton|
compared with the sichtbeton LP, you might find the former 3bit pankow EP more low-keyed or even less catchy; rap music as a guide for producing does not play an important role after all. lunte, who has contributed most of the beats and sounds, uses his background as a source of inspiration to expand the borders of hip hop into ambient and electronica. for instance, he does no straight rapping on this record, although he is working with voices extensively...
Keywords: Electronic Hip-Hop; Abstract
|Tupolev - Tupolev EP [12rec.017] - Tupolev (Holy, Vatagin, Scholler;Schweighart)|
it takes tupolev three songs and exactly 12 minutes and 17 seconds to raise their voices. and when they do so, nothing really happens- their singing isn't meant for grapping one's attention, to carry emotion or even content. it's just a further instrument to accomplish their certain vision of contemporary avant-garde folk music. throughout that EP there is a feeling of vagueness and stumbling. tupolev play very slow, add a lot of time-changes and keep rolling around all common harmonies...
Keywords: Chamber Music; Slow Rock; Improvisational post-modern alternative folk
Downloads: 20,930 (2 reviews)
|Yokoelast - On Marx/Mosp [12rec.015] - Mateusz Parzonka|
After the release of his live-performance (12rec.009) glitch-pop jack-of-all-trades Mateusz Parzonka publishes another pearl from the binary archives of his Powerbook. In search of alternatives in generating sounds and structures, Yokoelast discovered the programming user interface Max/MSP which potentiates the user to create his own 'instruments'. Hardware-synthesizer and mixer are sold soon, and in the course of one year Mateusz fills an entire CD with noisy and glittering track-sketches which...
Keywords: BitPop; Melodic Electronica
|milhaven - bars closing down [12rec.014] - milhaven|
This release comes up with heavy guitar-drones. Comparable to mogwai or do make say think, these guys combine the groove and harsh power of noiserock with unearthly beautiful melodies. No need for a vocalist when you're able to let your guitars sing! "When Simon and me entered this hole for the first time, it was outside nearly as cold as inside. Remarkably less damp it wasn´t eighter down there, so that the sloppy roughcasted walls made a perfect ground for this magnificent mold...
Downloads: 68,695 (7 reviews)
|Giraffe - Dusty Window EP [12rec.013] - James Gardner|
Dusty Window, the first Giraffe EP for 12rec., is a collection of spare and beautiful folk songs. With intricate guitar-work and a characteristic voice, Giraffe is able to reveal more wisdom in a few minutes of his music than most artists can articulate on the length of a full album. "Sad Sister," the opening song, is a call for a woman's liberation. It isn't simply an awkward "do your own thing" cliche, but a plea for individuality in a girl who is worth more than what she lets herself become...
Keywords: Folk; Indie-Pop
Downloads: 10,487 (1 review)
|Fuellsand - The Days are just packed [12rec.012] - Fuellsand|
Strings, Harps, Child Choirs. Fuellsand rallied a bunch of friends from the extended 12rec. network round themselves and created an atmospheric and intense collection of dark song hybrids. The path of minimal music, indierock and electronica, prescribed by the 3 EPs is getting expanded by different elements: Jazz-Trumpet player G. v. Abendroth and DJ Freeze focus and shape material that turned out rather ambient in the past, the love songs (now living in Berlin) adds explicit beats and Nils, Mic...
Keywords: Artronica; Electro-organic
Downloads: 3,650 (1 review)
|jasmin - EP01 [12rec.011] - jasmin|
'holger fach' opens the first jasmin-EP with a plain, repetetive motive. bass and guitar interlink like gear wheels, weave a carpet. the drums join in and carry the song calmly on their cymbals. a break, a gentle increase and 'holger fach' culminates bitter-sweetly. 'buenos aires' materializes itself out of strange glassy sounds, a feedback breaks up, then the band follows up and transfers the soundcollage suddenly into a song...
Keywords: Jasmin; EP01; 12rec; Postrock; Instrumental Rock; Video
Downloads: 8,856 (2 reviews)
|Sichtbeton - Sichtbeton LP [12rec.010] - Sichtbeton|
Luntes raps talk about human mindstates, sometimes introverted-abstract, then again in direct connection to the city and their residents. Urbanity as inevitableness, not as a farce. On the instrumental level the sichtbeton LP doesn´t move on the safe paths. Noisy pads of expanded field-recordings float through the songs, cuts peel out of the mostly laidback rhythms, dusty drums clatter as there is no connection, but the vocals hold it all together...
Keywords: Underground Hip-Hop; German Rap
Downloads: 12,951 (1 review)
|Fuellsand - Puzzled EP [12rec.008] - fuellsand|
Track five and six of the fuellsand ep-trilogy. The new compositions appear more intense and compact. With "i didnt even notice" there is a synthie-groover and "the approaching siren" catches up to "sun and paper industry" of the eels ep as a dark jazz-hybrid with heavy stage piano chords. Plus: An euphorical tribute to the g-funk and hot chicks in the artwork. what more can you ask for?